Two of Forrester Groundswell Award Winners Use Lotus Connections
Luis Benitez 120000JC6S Luis_Benitez@us.ibm.com | | Tags:  roi connections adoption enterprise2.0 forrester video youtube business-value social-software lotus-connections analyst collaboration | 0 Comments | 2,934 Visits
Forrester recently selected the winners of the Groundswell Awards and two of the winners are solutions powered by IBM's Social Software Platform: Lotus Connections. You may remember that I spoke about how CEMEX was nominated for a Forrester Groundswell Award? My colleague, Martha Mealy, mentioned it last week, but I wanted to highlight it here again.
CEMEX was faced with the challenge of a globally distributed workforce, multiple languages, and multiple timezones. In the video below you'll see Gilberto García, Director of Innovation at CEMEX, talk about how they started to look at their internal culture and ask the question: "How can we change the culture of our company?"
To become more agile, CEMEX created Project Shift, where not only they deployed an internal social network, but their social collaboration platform is now their intranet!"
I was pretty impressed by their adoption rate:
I also liked his last quote: "It can make a big company feel like a small company". That's definitely my feeling as I use Lotus Connections internally every day at a company with over 400,000 employees. And guess what? CEMEX's stock price has skyrocketed recently. Could this be related?
In the B2B Category for Supporting, Forrester named IBM the winner for its implementation of Lotus Connections over at developerWorks. My developerWorks has calculated an ROI of over $100 M in annual savings by leveraging the Lotus Connections platform as its core for supporting over 8 million users worldwide. The site currently receives 1 million visitors / month.